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07-10-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by HTT3 View Post
I watched Pens in the playoffs this year and they looked like they needed lots of help on D. They were brutal.
Yes, but did you watch the Pens during the regular season when the defense wasn't a problem?

It all goes back to not doing it rather than can't do it. The Penguins didn't do their job defensively, but that doesn't mean they can't do the job defensively.

And we didn't get worse by trading Michalek, he wasn't that good here, either. Niskanen plays a better two way game and he's moving up to the top 4. Despres will take his #5 spot.

So if everyone watched the Penguins throughout the season and saw Despres and Niskanen play, they should know how they play. It's really not that hard to understand. I'm not saying the Pens WILL win the Cup with that D, but if they play their game and play team defense they can compete and contend for the Cup.

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